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question on making video-responses 

I have a question: Does it make sense to respond (in a video essay or similar piece) to three-year-old internet videos on a topic? What are some criteria to determine that? I'm very interested in other people's opinions on this. :at_me: :boost_ok:

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question on making video-responses 

Of course, it doesn't have to be just three years old, it could be more or less, that just happens to be the particular case

question on making video-responses 

@eunice imho no, don't respond directly. do make your own video/whatever on a topic you're interested in!

question on making video-responses 

@t54r4n1 Thanks for the response and the encouragement! 😁

May I ask why you think it's preferable not to respond directly?

question on making video-responses 

@eunice the author may have moved on from the topic, the video may not have the most current information, mostly those two things.

question on making video-responses 

@t54r4n1 That makes sense!

question on making video-responses 

@t54r4n1 @eunice yeah I was thinking about something similar.
But it also really depends what kind of response it is?

question on making video-responses 

@maloki @t54r4n1 So I was thinking of a critical (as in, a counter-argument) kind of response, about a topic which is quite controversial

question on making video-responses 

@eunice @t54r4n1 yeah, then if it's 3 years old I wouldn't respond directly to it.

question on making video-responses 

@maloki Thanks for giving me your opinion on this!

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@eunice Some answers to "What are some criteria to determine that?" (but avoiding saying yes or no to the ultimate question lol)

• What is the goal of the response? Is there a reason the goal would "not be met" because of the time gap?
• What is the subject of the original video? Is it "still relevant" or newly relevant?
• What are the consequences of a "bad" or "failed" response? Are they any worse than they would have been if you'd responded immediately?
• Do you feel it would be helpful to explain why you're responding to an "old" video? If so, are you willing to do so?

The answers wouldn't necessarily mean you have to conclude yes or no but they might provide some clarity of purpose which might contribute to the decision. If they're not helpful you're free to say so lol

re: question on making video-responses 

@eunice The last point should be something like "Do you feel it would be helpful to explain *in the video* why you're responding with a time delay", not necessarily to anyone else. Just to clarify!

re: question on making video-responses 

@noyovo These are very useful critical questions, thank you very much for suggesting them!

Is it okay to boost?

question on making video-responses 

@eunice I'd say it's cool. Video's are a form of public dialogue that get put out there for everyone to see and react and respond to. The original creator may not watch or respond to your response, they do not have that obligation, but other people may benefit from what you have to say.
Of course be as respectful and kind towards the original creator as appropriate (but it seems like you already tread with care).

question on making video-responses 

@human_dude Thanks a lot for your thoughtful response!

question on making video-responses 

@eunice 99 % of this has no doubt already been said, but:
Are you certain the creator you wish to respond to still holds the views in that video? Is the video still popular -- getting shared about, getting comments, etc? Has there been any statements about it -- from other people like you, but especially from the author?
Can you find a more recent video -- from the same person or someone else -- making those same points? If the viewpoint you wish to challenge is common, this might not be so difficult. If it isn't, it might not need challenging.
Can you make your points on the subject known without singling out one particular person you think is wrong? Do you think this will help your argument (counter a person who is thought to be an expert on this) or hinder it (make people wonder what you have against this particular YouTuber, or stop them from watching because they don't know/ care about them)?

question on making video-responses 

@eunice To be clear, you don't need to answer any of the questions here. They're just listed as potential things to think about.

question on making video-responses 

@Mayana these are very good criteria to base the decision on. Thank you for proposing them!

Is it ok to boost?

question on making video-responses 

@eunice They're nothing special, but sure! pretty much everything I post publically is OK to share around if you find it useful.

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